Circus Clown Tries To Lift And Spin Volunteer Dad, Knocks Him Unconscious Instead

Talk about a failed circus act.

Tommy Gimlerby Tommy Gimler

It’s not like we needed another reason to hate clowns, but this video pretty much wraps it up for us.

Some poor bastard in Wales who was attending the circus for the first time in his life decided to volunteer his services on stage with a clown named Benjamin Coles thanks to the encouragement of his daughters.

“I just thought he was going to pretend to do something but not actually do it to get a laugh,” 37-year-old Ben Garnham said. “I thought he was just going to squirt me with water or something.”

Well, it was definitely something:

Circus Clown Tries To Lift And Spin Volunteer Dad, Knocks Him Unconscious Instead

Garnham said he was rather upset about the way he was dragged off of the stage, as it could have led to paralysis if he would have been more seriously injured, and we agree. I mean, not too many paramedics rush to an emergency looking like a shirtless Billy Idol, and it turns out that was indeed the case here as well.

Garnham also said Coles and circus officials have contacted him to apologize. They offered him a full refund plus free tickets to their performance this Saturday, but that sounds more like a death wish than a “sorry I almost broke your neck” gift.

h/t Barstool Sports

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